Sheep #2: It's really time.
Writer: Go away.
Sheep #3: Actually it's way past time.
Writer: Go far far away.
Sheep #1: (blares trumpet) Time to get to work! Time to press that nose to the grindstone!
Writer: That would leave a mark.
Sheep #2: We're not being literal.
Sheep #2: Remember "Time and the hour run through the roughest day".
Writer: Now you're quoting Shakespeare?
Sheep #1: Why not? We're learned.
Sheep #2: Don't judge us harshly just because we're sheep.
Sheep #3: We bite.
Writer: I thought you were meek.
Sheep #3: (snorts) Seriously?
Sheep #1: Remember "I wasted time and now doth time waste me".
Sheep #2: Richard II.
Sheep #3: Act 5, scene 5.
Writer: (quietly) Wow.
Sheep #1: Just get to work.
Sheep #2: We'll keep quoting all day if you don't.
Writer: Fine. "Courage and comfort, all shall yet go well."
Sheep #1: Hey.
Writer: You're not the only ones who went to school.
Elspeth Futcher is an author and playwright. Her murder mystery games A Fatal Fairy Tale, Deadly Ever After and Curiouser and Curiouser are among the top-selling mystery games on the Internet. All thirteen of her murder mystery games and two audience-interactive plays are published by host-party.com. Her newest game, Once Upon a Murder, is now available and published by Red Herring Games. Her 'writing sheep' are a continuing feature in the European writers' magazine Elias. Connect with her on Twitter at @elspethwrites or on Facebook at Elspeth Futcher, Author.